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Applications for Free & Reduced Meals

Applications for free and reduced meals will be mandatory this year. The Federal USDA benefit due to the pandemic has expired.  However, the district will be providing free breakfasts for ALL students. We encourage you to apply for the free and reduced meals program and for P-EBT benefits. Your student will have to be qualified for meal benefits per the requirements of that program with an application for free lunches. All applications will need to be submitted online at www.ocisd.net.

Please look to the left hand side of the web page under QUICK LINKS and you will see the tab for lunch applications beginning sometime in late August, or you may come to the Child Nutrition Office for help submitting your information. Please call 903-968-1235 for this confidential appointment or any other questions that you may have about this program.

Eligibility critera:: Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size (# living in the house total) -  Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1-- $25,142
2-- $33,874
3-- $42,606
4-- $51,338
5-- $60,070
6-- $68,802
7-- $77,534
8-- $86,266

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,732 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

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